Blog Tour: Guest Post-Weddinspiration by Robin Bielman + Giveaway

May 23, 2013 Blog Tours, Guest Post 3

Woo-hoo, today’s our stop on the Kissing the Maid of Honor blog tour and I’m happy to be part of the bridal party. Located below is an awesome giveaway which I wish I could enter (boo!), but that’s okay. I really enjoyed Robin Bielman’s Kissing the Maid of Honor and reviewed it here.

Please give a warm welcome to Robin!


maidhonorHi Jessica! Thanks so much for having me on Literary Etc. It’s great to be here!


I saw this word somewhere on the Internet recently, and I just loved it. It inspired me to talk about what is at the heart of all weddings—love. Yes, I’m in a total wedding state of mind right now. Not because I’m getting married. I married my high school sweetheart a long time ago. (We also renewed our vows on our 10-year anniversary, which was incredibly romantic.) But because in my newest release from Entangled Publishing, KISSING THE MAID OF HONOR, there’s a wedding about to take place and it’s that event that brings my hero and heroine together.

There’s no magic formula for love. No perfect picture. For each of us it’s different. But there are a few things I think we can agree on. A few things that call to mind romance and l-o-v-e. Especially where weddings are concerned…

The ceremony. Whether it’s in a hotel, a church or temple, a backyard, on the beach, or on a farm, the setting is always romantic, isn’t it? Because it’s the words spoken that inspire everyone in attendance to squeeze the hand of the person at their side or think about what love means to them. To remember. To look forward. To dream.

The cake. I don’t know about you, but I’m all about cake.  It totally inspires me. To eat it. To feed it to my hubby. To share in the sweetness that the day symbolizes.

The ambience. Flowers, tulle, candles, family, twinkling lights, music, kisses, laughter, tears of joy, dresses, tuxedos and suits, smiles, friends. I think all of these things inspire love and set a mood of affection, hope and gratitude. Joy is contagious at weddings. Wrap yourself in the feeling of happily ever after and it’s impossible not to believe in the forever kind of love.

In keeping with weddinspiration, I thought I’d throw some quotes out there, too. Here’s a few on love that I really like:

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get—only with what you are expecting to give—which is everything. ~Katherine Hepburn

We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond. ~Gwendolyn Brooks

We love because it’s the only true adventure. ~Nikki Giovanni

What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined… to strengthen each other… to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories. ~George Eliot

In a great romance, each person plays a part the other really likes. ~Elizabeth Ashley

So tell me, what’s your favorite cake flavor?


Robin in velvet pastel haze 620About Robin
Robin Bielman lives in Southern California with her high school sweetheart husband, two sons, and crazy-cute mini Labradoodle, Harry Dresden. When not attached to her laptop, she can almost always be found with her nose in a book. She also loves to run, hike, and dip her toes in the ocean. Writing is a dream come true, and she still pinches herself to be sure it’s real.

She is also the author of Worth the Risk and Yours At Midnight from Entangled’s Ever After line. She loves to connect with readers.

Connect with Robin
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Five lucky readers will be chosen to be Robin’s bride’s maids and will receive a Kissing bridal gift pack! (limited to US and Canada). One international winner will be selected to receive the coveted position of Maid of Honor which includes the Kissing bridal pack and a gift card of her (or his) choice from Etsy, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble!

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